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Words of the sages

Yaḥyā Ibn Mu’ādh {} “The hunger of the steadfast”

Vedad Grozdanic

(On health and well-being)

“The hunger of the yearners wakes them;
the hunger of the penitent tests them.
The hunger of the strivers ennobles them;
the hunger of the steadfast gives them power;
and the hunger of the ascetics
invests them with wisdom.”

-Yaḥyā Ibn Mu’ādh,
ninth-century Iranian sage

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(From the book:
On Breaking the Two Desires,
by Abu Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī;
translated by T. J. Winter. Pages 113 & 114)